After Lewis & Clark

Symposium leadership serves as a springboard for a range of professional paths, including work as public servants, scholars, teachers, community organizers, and writers. 

Here are a few examples of the work of recent symposium leaders:

  • Lani Felicitas ’18 (RWS, SOAN major) serves as a communications associate at Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and is active in Anakbayan Portland, a grassroots Filipino-American youth organization.
  • Lex Jakusovszky ’16 (GSS, international affairs major, gender studies minor) is chief of staff for an Oregon state legislator, working on economic justice, energy policy, and LGBTQ+ advocacy, while also pursuing an MBA. Lex also cofounded the Oregon Queer Caucus and serves as a statewide transgender inclusion trainer for Basic Rights Oregon.
  • Julia Duerst ’15 (MENA, history major, religious studies minor) was Chicago program director for Hands of Peace (2015–18), a nonprofit conducting outreach to educate and engage Americans in improving their understanding of Israel/Palestine. She is pursuing her MAT in teaching history at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Georgia Reid ’20 (ENVX, ENVS/SOAN double major) studied small business skills with a Native-led organization amplify the expertise of marginalized voices. She currently works at a private company that designs community-centered biomass heating and energy systems to replace fossil fuels.
  • Kori Groenveld ’18 (ENVX, ENVS major) was an economics and policy research intern at Renewable Northwest before taking her current position, working in renewable energy technology development at the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).
  • Caroline Gray ’17 (IA, international affairs major, political economy minor) is a research associate at the Eurasia Group Foundation and producer of its “None Of The Above” podcast. She is also a contributing writer at Arbitror, a publication that features novel perspectives on current events, international relations, and technological innovations.
  • Matthew Wong ’16 (IA, international affairs major, Chinese and economics minor) is a senior economics and policy associate at PwC Malaysia, where he helps public and private sector clients understand the economics implications of their programs.